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No. 8 Gabby Green chooses the Golden Bears

September 26, 2013 - 1:48pm
No. 8 prospect Gabby Green has verbally committed to the California Golden Bears. (File photo by Kelly Kline)

No. 8 prospect Gabby Green has verbally committed to the California Golden Bears. (File photo by Kelly Kline)

Not even USA Basketball and a 14-hour time difference could put Gabby Green’s decision to commit to California on hold. 

The 6-1 guard, ranked No. 8 in the 2014 Full Court Fresh 50, committed to coach Lindsay Gottlieb from her hotel room in Jakarta, Indonesia, where she is competing for USA Basketball in the 3x3 FIBA U18 World Championship.

“She somehow got a hold of coach Gottlieb, either on her phone or her computer over wi-fi in her hotel room,” Gabby’s father Will Green told Full Court. “It’s been hard for me to get in touch with her. I’m pleasantly surprised by her decision. I’m glad she made up her mind on her own.”

The star player for Saint Mary's in Berkeley CA chose the Golden Bears over Rutgers, Tennessee and Ohio State. Green just took an official visit to the campus in Berkley on Sept. 14 and the week prior took an official to Rutgers.

“I think she was most comfortable with Cal," said Will about his daughter's choice of the Cal. "She has a great relationship with coach Gottlieb, which really first started with Joanne Boyle when Gabby was just entering high school.”

Green also plays high school basketball with Cal commit Mikayla Cowling, No. 41 in the Fresh 50.

This past season Green led St Mary’s College to a 30-5 record, averaging 16.6 points, 6.9 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 4.2 steals per game.

This weekend, Green will attempt to collect her second gold medal for USA Basketball along with 3x3 teammates Brianna Turner, Katie Lou Samuelson and Arike Ogunbowale. Earlier this summer, Green earned a gold medal as a member of the FIBA U19 World Championship team. She was one of three just three high school players on the roster, which was mostly comprised of college freshmen and sophomores.